Colorado Substance Exposed Newborns Steering Committee

The problem of prenatal substance exposure continues to plague Colorado.  To address this issue in Colorado, the Substance Abuse Trend and Response Task Force in partnership with Colorado Alliance for Drug Endangered Children leads the Colorado Substance Exposed Newborns (SEN) Steering Committee.


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The Colorado SEN Steering Committee aims to support continued efforts to:

  • Improve identification and support of pregnant and/or parenting women using alcohol and other drugs (AOD) and their children
  • Increase utilization of specialized women’s substance abuse treatment services
  • Increase utilization of prenatal care for women using AOD
  • Reduce number of children experiencing abuse and neglect related to parental AOD use
  • Improved birth outcomes related to prenatal AOD exposure
  • Improved multidisciplinary communication and cross system collaboration related to issues of prenatal AOD use

The SEN Steering Committee's work is structured around the “Five Points of Intervention” established by the National Center for Substance Abuse and Child Welfare as periods of time in which intervention can reduce the potential harm of prenatal and post-natal substance use by women. Click here to read more about the "Five Points of Intervention"


For more information about our work:

Learn about the Regional Convenings

Read Serving Families Impacted by Prenatal Substance Use: Recommendations for Policy and Practice

Watch our January 24, 2013 Webinar or Download the Powerpoint  

Review House Bill 12-1100 Legislative Declaration or Fact Sheet

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